Seminar Program Fall 2014
Seminars are on Tuesdays, 4:00-4:50 in Sanger Hall, 
2nd floor Room 2-020  (unless otherwise noted)

Sep. 2 M. Scott Bowers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Role of rat nucleus accumbens core astrocytes in ethanol- and reward-seeking behavior
Sep. 16 Keith Shelton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Order from chaos: Understanding the abuse-related effects of inhalants through animal models
Sep. 30 Patrick Coyne, M.S.N., Clinical Director
Palliative Care Program
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Pain and symptom management concepts in complex patients with life-threatening illnesses
Oct. 7 Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Faculty candidate
Uncovering sensitivities of p53-deficient cancer cells and tumors
Oct. 14 Joseph McArdle, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Host: Richard Moran, Ph.D.

Molecular interactions of botulinum neurotoxin A: The search for antidotes
Oct. 21 Geert Schmid-Schönbein, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Host: Pin-Lan Li, Ph.D.

Autodigestion, inflammation, proteolytic receptor cleavage in hypertension and its co-morbidities:
Digestive enzymes on the prowl
Oct. 28 Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., Professor
Division of Nephrology
Univ. of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Host: Ningjun Li, Ph.D.
Collecting duct NOS, sodium excretion, and blood pressure
Nov. 4 Gary Mawe, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences
The University of Vermont Medical School
Burlington, VT

Host: Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D.

From molecules to motion: Neuroplasticity and altered serotonin signaling in the inflamed colon
Dec. 2
Charles France, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, TX

Host: William Dewey, Ph.D.

Drug, donuts and dopamine

For further information, please contact Sallie Sparks or Dr. Andrew Davies

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